Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 13th, 1999
The new data revealed that 17,047 people died of AIDS in 1998, down from 21,222 in 1997.
"Any reduction in the number of Americans dying from AIDS is good news," said Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, of the CDC. "We should pause and fully recognize the tremendous public health accomplishment that has been achieved by reducing AIDS-related mortality from 50,000 deaths a year in 1995 to an annual rate of just under 20,000. Yet we must also recognize that we...
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